The Death Of Stalin

Director: Armando Iannucci.
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend. France/UK 2017. 107 mins.


The internal political landscape of 1950s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci (Veep, In The Loop, The Thick Of It). In the days following Stalin’s collapse, the machinations of senior party officials and courtiers kick into overdrive. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union; others have more sinister motives. But behind all the collusion, backstabbing and strong-arming, the jostling ministers have one thing in common – they’re just desperate to stay alive. Based on the graphic novel by French writer Fabian Nury, Iannucci’s script is loaded with acerbic, politically incorrect conversation, which is delivered by some of the finest and funniest character actors from both sides of the pond.

General admission screenings

Fri 24th Nov
13.40 16.10 21.20
Sat 25th Nov
13.40 21.30
Sun 26th Nov
20.00
Mon 27th Nov
16.00 21.10
Tue 28th Nov
15.40 20.50
Wed 29th Nov
15.40 20.50
Thu 30th Nov
21.00

Club and Group screenings

Wed 22nd Nov 15.30 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 22nd Nov 18.10 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 22nd Nov 21.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 23rd Nov 13.20 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 23rd Nov 15.50 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 23rd Nov 18.20 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 30th Nov 15.50 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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